If you like the Feelies, you ought to give this a whirl. I bought this when it first came out and I've always loved it. Simple, direct, this record has a kind of small town charm that almost speaks more to a folk sensibility than to alt-rock. No member of this band is a great musician, which is kind of the point, and definitely something that's used to advantage. The bass player is chattily busy, the guitars are chimey & understated, the drummer is a little bit surfy but has a groove recognizeably his own, and the vocals are rendered in an unmodulated, everyman style. You can picture Robin in his plaid shirt and glasses, earnest but mild mannered, delivering these songs with a shrug and a smile from stage right in some little Christchurch pub. And what songs they are -- some of these have never left my head in the ten years I've had this record.